Today, astrology seems to be a more popular topic than ever as more people explore what could happen in their future and learn more about their zodiac sign’s personality traits. As noted by The Atlantic, astrology never went away, but with the internet it has become easier and easier to look up zodiac signs. For example, the Stardust app is known for tracking women’s menstrual cycles and letting the user know what’s coming based on their zodiac sign. Zodiac compatibility has also gained popularity as people determine whether or not they are compatible with their current (or future) significant other. This interest also inspired us to look up the signs of celebrities — and their significant others.
Which brings us to Beyoncé and Jay-Z. While they might seem like a model couple, fans know things haven’t always been smooth sailing for the superstars. In their 14 years of marriage, their relationship has clearly had its ups and downs. While Beyoncé and Jay have resolved their marital issues, their zodiac signs may paint a picture of friction. In short, Beyoncé is a Virgo, a sign known for stability, while Jay-Z is a Sagittarius known for not staying in one place for too long.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s opposite qualities might attract each other
According to Allure, Virgos are known to be methodical perfectionists. It is also said that Virgos are natural problem solvers and often get along with people due to their helpfulness. That sounds pretty much like what we know about Beyonce; In a 2021 Harper’s Bazaar essay, Queen Bey admitted that in her twenties, I focused on commercial success and being number one and being a visionary no matter how many barriers I had to break. I was pushed to my limits.
Sagittarians, on the other hand, are known for breaking rules and following their hearts, and they’re incredibly good at flirting, according to Cosmopolitan. They can also be very philosophical. This could explain why Jay-Z was the one who admitted cheating and apologized in a song. “Look, I apologize, often womanizer,” Jay raps in “4:44.” “I took too long to write this song, I don’t deserve you.”
Bonding between a Virgo and a Sagittarius can be difficult due to the stark contrast in their personalities, but the signs can work really well together when they balance each other out. “Your synastry [a term used to describe compatibility in birth charts] shows that this couple has the ability to get through tough times and come out stronger,” intuitive astrologer Rachel Lang told Women’s Health. Lang goes on to explain that the two adapt well to each other’s energy and help them get through their ups and downs in harmony and make them the “power couple” they are.
The rollercoaster ride in Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s relationship
If Virgo and Sagittarius qualities are to be believed, Beyoncé and Jay-Z may have beat all odds to work together as a couple — something Beyoncé may have been aware of since the beginning of their relationship. In her 2003 song “Signs,” she sings, “I was in love with a Sagittarius/See the emotions he put me through.” In 2005, the couple reportedly broke up over a rumor that Jay-Z was dating Rihanna would meet Cosmopolitan. Although this turned out to be a false rumor, two new rumors surfaced in 2013 that Jay-Z was linked to Rita Ora and a Belgian named Claudia Scheelan. Jay eventually admitted to cheating, and he and Beyoncé went to counseling to fix their relationship.
“I grew so much from this experience,” Jay-Z told The New York Times Style Magazine in 2017. “You know, most people walk away, and the divorce rate is like 50 percent or so, because most people can’t see it themselves. The hardest thing is seeing the pain on someone’s face that you’ve caused and then have to deal with yourself.
However, after more than 14 years of marriage, the differences can actually help balance the couple as Sagittarius prefer to explore and show an energetic side while Virgo is more grounded. While Jay-Z’s free and nonconformist personality can get him into trouble at times, Beyoncé’s attention to detail and focus can help bring him back to the real world.